serva

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sorbus, with unexplained mutation of the vowel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

serva f (plural serves)

  1. serviceberry (fruit)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin serva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

serva f (plural serves, masculine serf)

  1. female equivalent of serf

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin serva.

Noun[edit]

serva f (plural serve, masculine servo)

  1. (literary) (female) slave
    Synonym: schiava
  2. servant, maid
    domestica, cameriera
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

serva

  1. feminine singular of servo

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

serva

  1. inflection of servire:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From servus (slave, servant)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

serva f (genitive servae, masculine servus); first declension

  1. a female slave
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative serva servae
Genitive servae servārum
Dative servae servīs
Accusative servam servās
Ablative servā servīs
Vocative serva servae

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of servō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

servā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of servō

References[edit]

  • serva in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • serva in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • serva in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to examine slaves by torture: de servis quaerere (in dominum)

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
s-r-v-j
2 terms

From Sicilian sirviri (conjugated servi) and/or Italian servire, both from Latin servire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

serva (imperfect jservi, past participle servit or servut or mservi)

  1. to serve (arrange and provide food or drink)
  2. to serve (render service to)
    Synonym: qeda

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

serva (present tense servar, past tense serva, past participle serva, passive infinitive servast, present participle servande, imperative serv)

  1. Alternative form of serve

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

serva f (plural servas)

  1. female equivalent of servo

Adjective[edit]

serva

  1. feminine singular of servo

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

serva (present servar, preterite servade, supine servat, imperative serva)

  1. (sports) to serve (in tennis or volleyball); to put the ball in motion
  2. to give service (to a car), to service, to maintain, to lube

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